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2012 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
 
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Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 20 March 20121
National Convention delegation meeting: Monday 7 May 2012
Democrats
CandidatePopular
Vote
Delegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor Vote
Obama, Barack Hussein652,583  99.98%189.0  87.91%196.0  91.16%
Terry, Randall A.134   0.02%  
Uncommitted 26.0  12.09% 
(available)   
Not Announced  19.0   8.84%
Total652,717 100.00%215.0 100.00%215.0 100.00%

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The delegate selection processes herein was updated 8 April 2011 per the Draft 2012 Delegate Selection Plan as of 7 Octoberl 2011.

Starting on Tuesday 20 March 2012, a 15% pledged delegate bonus is awarded when clusters of 3 or more neighboring states begin on the same date.

2012 PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE DELEGATES & ALTERNATE DELEGATES - Issued by the State Board of Elections


   

Participation in Illinois' delegate selection process is open to all voters who wish to participate as Democrats. Voters may register to vote up to 30 days preceding the Primary Election, and declare their affiliation by requesting a Democratic Primary Election ballot at the polls. Illinois does not require prior declarations of party affiliation as a pre-requisite to participating in the Primary Election.

Tuesday 20 March 2012: 189 of 215 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Illinois Presidential Primary. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be pledged National Convention delegates at either the congressional district or statewide level.

  • 123 district delegates are to be pledged proportionally to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each of the State's 18 (using 2010 census) congressional districts.
  • In addition, 66 delegates are to be pledged to presidential contenders based on the primary vote statewide.
    • 41 at-large National Convention delegates
    • 25 Pledged PLEOs

We do not have a breakdown of the vote by Congressional District. Presidential Obama is the only Democratic candidate on the ballot and receives all of the pledged delegates (Randall A. Terry received write-in votes). All district delegate candidates indicate their preference is Obama.

Tuesday 20 March 2012 Primary
Contest
 Pop
Vote
Qual
Vote
Del
CD1  11
CD2  10
CD3  7
CD4  6
CD5  8
CD6  6
CD7  10
CD8  5
CD9  9
CD10  6
CD11  6
CD12  7
CD13  6
CD14  5
CD15  5
CD16  5
CD17  6
CD18  5
PLEO  25
At-Large  41
Delegates  189
Source: Illinois State Board of Elections - 2012 General Primary Official Vote Totals Book, 2012 PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE DELEGATES & ALTERNATE DELEGATES - Issued by the State Board of Elections

National Convention District level delegates appear on the primary ballot. Candidates must file nominating petitions, a Statement of Candidacy, and a Presidential Preference form with Illinois State Board of Elections. Delegates are selected by presidential preference from the highest vote-getters. Delegates require approval as a bona fide supporter by the Presidential candidate.

 

Monday 7 May 2012: National Convention delegation meeting / State Convention.

National Convention Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates are elected according the the results of the primary.

The remaining 26 National Convention delegates consist of

  • 26 Unpledged PLEO delegates:
    • 15 Democratic National Committee members.
    • 9 Members of Congress (1 Senator and 8 Representatives).
    • 1 Governor.
    • 1 Distinguished Party Leader: President Barack Hussein Obama.

These 26 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".


Delegation to the National Convention

Illinois Delegation (as posted at http://www.democrats.org/2012-convention-delegate-list, 20 August 2012)

 
NameResidence
Sabey AbrahamElmhurst
Veronica AguirreChicago
Terry AllenPalatine
Michael A Alvarez 
Amy AmizichSpringfield
John AtkinsonBurr Ridge
Becky AultCentralia
Carrie M AustinChicago
Thomas BalanoffHighland Park
Willie Barrow 
Lawrence L BenitoChicago
Nicole BetourneyPalos Heights
Sarah BiglerCharleston
Mary BingenhermerCherry Valley
Margaret BlackshereArlington Heights
Erica BorggrenChicago
Byrm T BrazierChicago
Ross BreckenridgeGlen Carbon
Marca BristoChicago
George BrousalisOak Lawn
Barb BrownChester
Jamar BrownChampaign
Joshua C BrownRiverwoods
James BuchananChicago
April BurgosSpringfield
Darlena W BurnettChicago
William D BurnsChicago
Aesook ByonNaperville
Michael M CabonargiChicago
John D CameronChicago
Marcia CampbellO'Fallon
George CardenasChicago
Belinda J CarrMacomb
Abraham CarreonChicago
Michael T CarriganDecatur
Zachary J CarrollBurr Ridge
Kelly CassidyChicago
Paola CastilloWawkegan
Cristina CastroElgin
Linda Chapa LaviaAurora
Ashley ChrismanChicago
Sum Chu MaChicago
James Clayborne 
Peter CoffeyChicago
Steven CohenChicago
John T ColiVernon Hills
Jacqueline CollinsChicago
Liliana CostaJacksonville
Jerry Costello 
James CouchChicago
Laurie CovingtonPeoria
Lee CrawfordSpringfield
John J CullertonChicago
John P DaleyChicago
William R DaleyChicago
John DanielMinooka
Danny Davis 
Will DavisHomewood
Deanna DemuzioCarlinville
Sonia Desai BhagwakarItasca
Jan DonatelliChicago
Michael C DorfChicago
Marshall DouglasRock Island
Jennifer Douglas-JoinerSpringfield
Pat DowellChicago
Timothy E DreaJustice
Ladda Tammy DuckworthRolling Meadows
Lisa DuganBradley
Richard J Durbin 
Desiree DussardElqin
Michael EaddyChicago
Rahm EmanuelChicago
Louisa EwertMoline
Sara FeigenholtzChicago
Tony FigueroaWaukegan
Barbara FisherBloomington
Barbara Flynn CurrieChicago
LaShawn K FordChicago
Michael FrerichsChampaign
Matthew FruthOak Park
Anthony GarciaMonee
Moises GarciaWest Chicago
Joe GarciaSpringfield
Jesus G GarciaChicago
Lauren Beth GashHighland Park
Scherrie GiamancoSpringfield
David A GonzalezChicago Heights
Jehan Gordon-BoothPeoria
Danielle Green-ByrdChicago
Debra GreenleeChicago
Lorraine GuerreroJoliet
Mark GuethleNorth Aurora
Joe GumpPalatine
Luis Gutierrez 
Leslie A HairstonChicago
Billy HalsteadPeoria
Don HarmonOak Park
Mildred C HarrisChicago
Bonnie L HarrisGalesburg
Michelle A HarrisChicago
Kelli HarrisonEureka
Navreet K HeneghanLombard
Kasthuri HenryHuntley
Cindy HoulihanSpringfield
Constance Howard 
Rodney C HowardChicago
Mattie HunterChicago
Toi W HutchinsonOlympia Fields
Thomas C HynesChicago
Shankar IyerChicago
Jesse Jackson Jr. 
Donald R JacksonPeoria
Charles E JeffersonRockford
Charles JenkinsChicago
Sarah JerutisChicago
Jerry JimenezCobden
Linda Johnson Rice 
Emil Jones Jr. 
Lorrie R JonesChicago
Mike JordanRichton Park
Hanah JubehChicago
Michael J KasperChicago
Karletta R Kelly 
Robin KellyMatteson
Maggie KoehlerPeoria
Robert KohlChicago
Michael KreloffGlenview
Teresa KurtenbachSilvis
Lakshmi LakshmananEvanston
Lou LangSkokie
Jack LavinChicago
Susan LeeSchaumburg
Dino LeoneTaylor Ridge
Judy LewisChicago
Terry LiakWaukegan
Annette LidawerHighland Park
Kimberly A LightfordMaywood
Camille Y LillyChicago
Daniel Lipinski 
Ruby LoftonBolingbrook
Betsy LondrigranSpringfield
Carmen LonsteinChicago
Esther R LopezChicago
Guadalupe T LunaDelcalb
Christine LunninshamCresthill
Laurel Lunt PrussingUrbana
Angela MacdonaldMorris
Michael J MadiganSpringfield
Shirley R MadiganSpringfield
Andrew MadiganChicago
Lisa MadiganChicago
Jamie ManningChicago
Iris Y Martinez 
Jayne MazzottiTaylorville
Shirley A McCombsPetersburg
Ronald McInroyLincolnshire
Porter McNeilMoline
Maria B MedinaBelvidere
Dianne MeeksCarbondale
Deborah MellChicago
Matt Melucci 
Abner J MikvaChicago
Marchae MilerChicago
David E MillerLynwood
Judson H MinerChicago
Emma MittsChicago
James D MontgomeryChicago
Daniel MontgomeryEvanston
David A MooreBalleville
Miriam E Moore-HunterChicago
Josina MoritaChicago
Gail H MorseChicago
Antonio MunozChicago
Joan Patricia MurphyCrestwood
Stephanie D NeelyChicago
Sarah NelsonSpringfield
Audrey NixonNorth Chicago
Michael O'ConnellYorkville
Barack H Obama 
Harry OstermanChicago
Suleyma PerezChicago
Maria PesqueiraChicago
Jackie PettyPeoria
Mark PietrowskiCortland
Stephen PistoriusGranite City
Markis PitchfordLombard
Mary PlataYorkville
Claude PorterNaperville
Steven M PowellRosemont
Toni PreckwinkleChicago
Sunil PuriRockford
Mike QuigleyChicago
Pat Quinn 
David QuinnChicago
Rocky A RaikesMarseilles
Jorge RamirezChicago
Juan RangelChicago
Kwame RaoulChicago
Raul RaymundoChicago
Carol RedellWoodridge
John RednourDu Quoin
Celena RoldanChicago
Carol Ronen 
Sue A RossElmhurst
Nancy R RoteringHighland Park
Jesse RuizChicago
Bobby Rush 
Juan SalgadoChicago
Bettylu SaltzmanChicago
Lynette R SantiagoChicago
Stephen J ScatesShawneetown
Janice Schakowsky 
Andrew H SchapiroChicago
Bria ScudderSpringfield
Mridu SekharChicago
Joseph SeligaChicago
Leslie SgroSpringfield
Smita N ShahChicago
Steve SheffeyHighland Park
Debra ShoreEvanston
Tony ShuGlenview
Mike SimmonsChicago
Sheila SimonCarbondale
Balvinder SinghLincolnwood
Charles F SmithWinnetka
Charles SmithChicago
Daniel S SolisChicago
Alan SolowChicago
Coco SoodekChicago
Sarah StanfillSpringfield
Heather A SteansChicago
Sheila Stocks-SmithSpringfield
Becky StrzechowskiChicago
Ray SuarezChicago
John M SullivanRushville
Pamela A SutherlandSpringfield
Rocco TerranovaSchaumburg
Rick TervenSpringfield
Cristal ThomasChicago
JoAnn ThompsonChicago
Lisa Thompson-BennettChicago
Stephen J ThurstonOlympia Fields
Sam ToiaChicago
Toby J TrimmerSpringfield
Grace Tsao WuChicago
Mary TuiteRockford
Tom TunneyChicago
Travis TurnerLoves Park
Albert D Tyson IIIChicago
Modesto ValleChicago
Lauren VerdichChicago
Larry WalshElwood
Sue WaltonRolling Meadows
Charles Wendell WatkinsChicago
Thomas WeisnerAurora
Jesse WhiteChicago
A.J. WilhelmiJoliet
Sodiqa WilliamsWheaton
Kenneth WollinForsyth
Karen A YarbroughBroadview
Tom ZeiCharleston

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